The 3rd edition of the Lux Golden Rose Awards as the brand completed 90 years held in Mumbai on Sunday, 18 November was truly a star-studded affair. The event saw the who’s who of Bollywood, turning up in their stylish best; the men arriving in classy suits, while the women dazzled in glamorous gowns and traditional outfits. Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, were among those present, who were winners, not just in the style department, but on the stage too.
Janhvi Kapoor was honoured with the Lux Golden Rose Emerging Beauty Of The Year. The ‘Dhadak’ star reacted on her win, “This is an encouraging and humbling award. My parents have always maintained that a good artist is a reflection of a good and honest person and I hope to prove myself by doing exactly that.”
Hema Malini, who won the Lux Golden Rose Iconic Beauty Over The Decades, shared her excitement by saying, “I am extremely honoured to receive this award alongside beautiful women from both past and the present.”
The Lux Golden Rose Timeless Beauty Award went to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The ‘Fanne Khan’ star said, “It is humbling to receive this award and I feel privileged to receive this with my seniors, colleagues and contemporaries.”
‘Veere Di Wedding’ stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam K Ahuja, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania were handed the Lux Golden Rose Confident Beauty Of The Year award. On her win, Kareena said, “Receiving an award is always special. It is even better now since I am sharing stage with my favorite girls (Shikha and Swara). I want to thank Rhea (Kapoor) for making this fantastic film.”
Alia Bhatt, who took home the Lux Golden Rose Unstoppable Beauty Of The Year trophy, was delighted and said, “My childhood dream of becoming an actor came true because of a lot of special people, without whom I would not have been unstoppable.”
Veteran actor Rekha was honoured with the Lux Golden Rose Legendary Beauty Award by Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar and said, “I have always believed that beauty comes from within. Thank you all for loving me and instilling this beauty in me which will live on forever.”
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, among most popular couples in Bollywood history, won the Lux Golden Rose Timeless Jodi Award.
Some of the other winners of the evening were:
Taapsee Pannu - Lux Golden Rose Breakthrough Beauty Of The Year
Sharmila Tagore, Helen and Zeenat Aman - Lux Golden Rose Boldest Beauty Over The Decades
Madhuri Dixit- Nene and Jacqueline Fernandez- Lux Golden Rose Charismatic Beauty Of The Year Award
Some of the other highlights of the evening included timeless beauties Rekha, Hema Malini, Helen and Zeenat Aman coming together on the stage for a segment, making the audience fall in love with them like always. Madhuri gave the perfect tribute to their famous tracks, by performing on Hema Malini’s ‘Dream Girl’, Zeenat Aman’s ‘Laila Mein Laila’ and Helen’s ‘Yeh Mera Dil’. The actor also performed to the late actor Sridevi’s ‘Hawa Hawaii’ and her own hit ‘Tamma Tamma.’
Among the other performers were Varun Dhawan, who gave a tribute to his female co-stars like Taapsee Pannu and Alia Bhatt in his performance. Kareena Kapoor Khan also lit up the stage with her performances, which included tracks involving Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, her husband Saif Ali Khan and ‘Ki & Ka’ co-star Arjun Kapoor. ‘Dhadak’ stars Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor also added further entertainment with their performances.
With the event celebrating the HeforShe initiative, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Varun Dhawan came together on the stage to welcome the female actors of different generations, Rekha, Zeenat Aman, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Janhvi Kapoor for a finale segment.
On the initiative, Shah Rukh said, “This night is dedicated to the beautiful women of cinema who have made our lives worthwhile. These women (female superstars) have contributed in making me a better human. I would also like to applaud Lux for being a part of our lives for 90 incredible years.”
Akshay echoed SRK’s views, “When women are strong, families become strong and countries stronger. I am happy to be a part of a family which has many strong women like my mother, my wife, my sister and my mother –in-law.”
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